Duncan Issues Statement on Senate Immigration Bill

Jun 27, 2013

Duncan Issues Statement on Senate Immigration Bill

Washington, DC-South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan issued the following statement after the Senate passed their version of an immigration bill:

“The immigration bill that passed in the Senate does far more harm than good and is not in the best interest of the United States. For decades, the federal government has made promise after promise that they would finally address the problem of illegal immigration. The Senate’s proposal requires that lawmakers and citizens alike trust Washington to do its job after years of broken promises, yet does nothing to first earn that trust. I have frequently noted that nearly half of those in this country who are here illegally came to the United States through legal means. This is because the federal government has a long history of failing to enforce basic immigration laws that are already on the books, and I see no provision in this bill that convinces me that the future would be any different. Washington is facing a deficit of trust with the American people, and rightfully so. This reason alone is enough to oppose this bill, which is why I cannot and will not support this legislation.”

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